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2011-12-09 Weighing in on Japan quake vs. Thai flood
HDD makers in Thailand could look into and learn disaster recovery strategies from NAND manufacturers in Japan, says IHS
2011-05-17 TSMC sees no wafer supply disruptions after March quake
Having secured the required prime wafer supply, TSMC maintains the Japan quake and tsunami will have no supply-side impact except on chipmaking equipment.
2011-07-04 Supply chain to fully recover from Japan quake by Q3
The electronics industry supply chain is expected to fully recover from the Japan quake by the third quarter, with companies most affected scheduled to restore full shipments by early September.
2011-03-29 Quake teaches powerful lessons to chip industry
One important lesson to be learned from the Japan quake is that recovery depends on a company's care and efficiency in choosing a site for a fab, and on safety processes currently in place.
2011-03-29 Quake leaves digital compass fabs undamaged
While digital compass fabs in Japan were left undamaged by the March 11 earthquake, analysts fear supplies could be constrained due to rapidly rising global demand for the device
2011-05-09 Quake crisis disrupts crystal component shipments
As expected, crystals are among the critical electronic components produced in Japan that have been affected by the March 11 Sendai quake and tsunami.
2011-05-20 Post-quake LCD prices stable, says IHS
Despite uncertain consumer demand following the Japan quake, diverging price trends for LCD panels for various applications resulted in an unusual balance in overall pricing in April and May.
2011-03-23 MCU production thwarted by Japan quake
MCU production will be severely hampered because of the recent Japan earthquake and the resulting shutdown of damaged wafer fabs such as those of Renesas, TI and two other chipmakers
2012-03-22 Japan's chip industry a year after the quake
As the leading chip manufacturing companies transition to sub-28nm manufacturing, Japan is facing the fact that it currently has no company capable of volume manufacturing using this advanced technology node
2011-04-29 Japan quake shakes Chinese outsourcing industry
A study conducted by IDC shows that Chinese service outsourcing industry may explore new markets due to Japan's earthquake
2011-03-16 Japan quake raises concerns over electronics supply chain
According to analysts, the devastating earthquake that hit Japan, a key source of chips supporting CE devices, could lead to production decrease, phenomenal price swings and large near-term shortages
2011-06-10 Japan quake delays Q1 SICAS report
The SICAS report on global IC manufacturing capacity for 1Q11 will be delayed and the exact release date is yet to be announced, according to SIA.
2011-06-14 Fujitsu announces return to pre-quake capacity
Aided by its "Multi-Fab" strategy and business continuity plan, Fujitsu has achieved full recovery to pre-quake production levels at all of its five plants in the affected Tohoku region
2011-04-01 Five post-quake scenarios for chip industry
Lower worldwide GDP and electronic system sales, constrained supply, and slightly reduced demand for electronic systems and chips loom on the semiconductor horizon following the Japan quake.
2012-03-26 Excess inventory softens Japan quake impact on LCD panel vendors, market
Japan's limited presence in the global supply chaincombined with excess stockpiles in the channelhelped soften the blow of the manufacturing disruptions caused by the disaster
2011-03-16 Electronics companies affected by Japan quake, tsunami
An 8.9-magnitude earthquake and a powerful tsunami hit northeast Japan last Friday. The devastation is expected to severely hamper the operations of many electronics companies located in the area
2011-07-13 7.0 magnitude aftershock rocks Japan
The northeastern region of Japan experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on July 10. The quake is believed to be an aftershock of the March 11 earthquake that devastated the region earlier this year.
2006-06-14 Tremor hits Japan, hardly damages local fabs
Elpida, Sony and Toshiba, which have semiconductor operations in the areas hit by a Japan earthquake, reported almost no damage to their operations
2011-07-28 TI's quake-damaged fabs resume operations
TI has reported that its Miho and Aizu-wakamatsu fabs have resumed their operations.
2011-03-17 TI Japan fabs down
Production at TI's earthquake-damaged Miho, Japan fab will be restarted in stages, beginning with several lines in May, with full production by July at the earliest
2011-03-22 Shortage of epoxy resin expected after quake
Analysts have warned of the possibility of a shortage of bismaleimide triazine, an epoxy resin used in many chip package substrates and produced almost entirely by Japan's Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Inc
2011-05-24 Renesas eyes return to pre-quake shipment levels by October
Renesas hopes to restore chip shipments to pre-earthquake levels by end-October, particularly by using third-party foundries TSMC and Globalfoundries, and transferring production to other Renesas fabs.
2011-03-17 Quake unlinks fab tool supply chain
The March 11 earthquake in Japan has affected semiconductor equipment companies, prompting supply chain worries in the industry
2011-03-17 Most Japan fabs survive 8.9 quake
Although there are few reports of damages on production facilities due to the quake, power shortages may render some of the fabs off line as the country recovers from last week's tragedy
2011-06-28 Japan: Land of the rising silence
Junko Yoshida describes how the Japanese, after the March 11 quake, are great at setting, communicating and achieving goals but are afraid to face the issues that require more complicated solutions
2012-03-19 Japan's NAND flash rises in the wake of last year's earthquake
One factor was that although Toshiba accounted for 35 percent of global NAND capacity at the time of the disaster, its Yokkaichi facilities were far enough from the epicenter to avoid significant damage.
2011-07-25 Japan prioritizes IC industry to accelerate recovery
Databeans believes that because of the growth rate on the semiconductor income for the global market, prioritizing rehabilitation of Japan's semiconductor plants will facilitate economic recovery
2008-08-18 Chengdu: back to business after quake
While the May 12 Wenchuan 8 earthquake in Sichuan province caused innumerable injuries and deaths as well as enormous loss of property, Chengduthe capital city of Sichuan province and the center of the electronics industry in western Chinaremained unscathed.
2004-10-28 Aftershocks from Japan earthquake keep fabs shut down
The strong earthquake that hit central Japan over the weekend has been followed by several strong aftershocks that have prevented several Japanese electronics manufacturers from resuming operations at plants located there
2011-04-13 Aftershock stops production at several Japan fabs
Fujitsu, Renesas, Sony, Elpida, Toshiba, Nikon and Tokyo Electron were among the companies reported to have suspended operations following the 7.1-magnitude quake that shook Japan on April 7.
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